TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Maple Leafs will be allowed to show up for work a little scruffier this season.
General manager Kyle Dubas said Thursday that he's relaxing predecessor Lou Lamoriello's rule banning beards and moustaches.
"I want the players to be at their best, whatever their individual best may be," Dubas said as the Maple Leafs gathered for medicals and testing to open training camp. "Part of that is letting them really express themselves in a professional manner and to try and be themselves the best they can. It's something I've gone back and forth with over the summer, but ultimately what I've landed on is doing what I'd done before. I understand that some people may like that, some may hate it, but that's our decision and that's what we'll do."